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  • Health care company owner sentenced

    September 22, 2017 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The owner of a New Orleans health care company has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for Medicare fraud. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans says 52-year-old Lisa Crinel and Abide Home Care Services Inc., were sentenced Thursday for their roles in about $30 million in... more »
  • Woman featured in On Your Side report now accused of swindling $23,000 out of bank Play Video

    September 19, 2017 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The tables have turned for a woman who brought her concerns to WBRZ. Now she's in trouble with the law and facing felony charges. In May, Carol Lafitte called 2 On Your Side claiming she was overcharged by a store in the mall for moisturizer. Lafitte... more »
  • Charges dropped for contractor accused of fraud Play Video

    July 28, 2017 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Last year's flood has given some contractors a bad name, however one contractor says police threw him in jail without talking to him or even going to the home where he was doing the work. Wilson Reado was arrested in May for felony contractor fraud.... more »
  • Contractor with expired license arrested for incomplete work

    July 27, 2017 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested another contractor accused of home improvement fraud. According to police documents, Paul Carney was hired to repair the walls of a home damaged by last year's August flood. The homeowners observed repeated instances of "poor quality workmanship" from Carney. After... more »
  • TWG Contractors, owned by man arrested in 3 parishes for contractor fraud, gets licenses revoked

    July 19, 2017 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Residential Contractors Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors revoked three licenses from TWG, LLC. The owner of the company, Michael Simmers, has been arrested several times in at least three different parishes for contractor fraud. The company's commercial, residential and home improvement... more »
  • EBRSO: Fraud contractor paid thousands, never finished flood repairs

    June 29, 2017 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say an unlicensed contractor is accused of making shoddy repairs to a flood victim's home and taking thousands of dollars. EBRSO deputies say Michael Hartford Jr. was paid $11,800 by a flood victim to make repairs to damages caused by the... more »
  • Owner of Baker cosmetology and barber school convicted of Pell Grant fraud

    June 25, 2017 11:19 AM

    BAKER - A cosmetology school's owner has been convicted of charges she forged and falsified students' financial aid records to steal more than $100,000 in federal grant money. A federal jury on Thursday found 58-year-old Alden Hall guilty of charges of theft of government funds, fraudulently obtaining financial... more »
  • Unlicensed contractor accused of swindling flood victim

    June 24, 2017 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A contractor was arrested after he allegedly took money from an August flood victim and failed to complete work on his home. The affidavit says Jason Rushing met with a man about fixing his home after taking damage from last year's flood. Rushing reportedly told the... more »
  • With intent to buy moisturizer, woman charged $27,000

    June 9, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 30 minute trip to the Mall of Louisiana turned into the most expensive shopping experience of one woman's life. Carol Lafitte says last month she walked into Forever Flawless, a luxury skincare company, to purchase moisturizer. It's a product she bought before and says it... more »
  • Accused fraudulent contractor's wife says they will lift all liens on customers' properties

    June 7, 2017 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of a contractor arrested on several counts of fraud across multiple parishes has released a statement on behalf of their company Wednesday. Matthew Morris is accused of taking advantage of victims of the August flood and placing liens on many of those victims' homes.... more »
  • Contractor faces fraud charges in three parishes Play Video

    June 6, 2017 5:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A subcontractor from the New Orleans area who is unlicensed, according to arrest documents obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit, is accused of taking flood victims and contractors for a ride in three parishes. Chris Barron faces charges in Livingston, Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes. Currently, he's... more »
  • Man facing contractor fraud charges in Ascension, Livingston arrested again

    June 1, 2017 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man, who already faces a slew of contractor fraud charges in Livingston and Ascension Parishes , is now facing more charges in East Baton Rouge Parish. Police arrested 46-year-old Michael Simmers on charges of residential contractor fraud after receiving a complaint on March 8. The... more »
  • 13 arrests in Louisiana fake-crash scheme

    May 26, 2017 7:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say 13 people have been arrested in connection with an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile crashes. A news release says Thursday's arrests followed an investigation that began with complaints from insurance companies. Investigators say the scheme involved a group of people who regularly... more »
  • Protection for inspector general advances in Louisiana House

    May 15, 2017 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House budget committee took conflicting approaches to locking up more money into protected funds. The Appropriations Committee advanced a proposal Monday that would dedicate $2 million a year to the inspector general's office that investigates fraud, waste and abuse in government. Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner... more »
  • Woman gets 10 months in prison for Medicare fraud scheme

    May 13, 2017 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme. A federal judge in Baton Rouge also on Thursday ordered 56-year-old Demetrias Temple to pay $100,000 in restitution to the Medicare program and to forfeit an additional... more »
  • Woman sentenced for stealing nearly $11k from FEMA

    May 5, 2017 8:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been sentenced in federal court for stealing nearly $11,000 in disaster-assistance money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. News outlets report 42-year-old Danielle Randall of Gretna was sentenced Thursday to 15-months in prison after pleading guilty to theft of federal funds.... more »
  • State Licensing board talks contractor fraud

    April 27, 2017 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Yet another chance for flood victims to ask questions, but this time, the answerer is different. The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors will be on hand Thursday at Dutch Physical Therapy in Denham Springs, to talk contractor fraud. Thursday is the second of a... more »
  • Tax preparer pleads guilty to failing to pay $350K in taxes

    April 22, 2017 5:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The owner of a Louisiana tax preparation business has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return and failing to pay more than $350,000 in taxes. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook's office said in a statement that 49-year-old Kevin Dalcourt, of Lafayette, faces a maximum sentence of... more »
  • Contractors facing fraud charges, still working Play Video

    April 18, 2017 6:46 PM

    GONZALES - Some Louisiana contractors are still open even after employees or company owners have been arrested for fraud. Their customers don't think that's right. Mark and Deb Landry say they're angry because the company they've filed charges against is still up and running. "TWG is still running... more »
  • Matthew Morris says through attorney liens will be dropped Play Video

    April 13, 2017 11:26 AM

    UPDATE: Matthew Morris was booked on four counts of residential contract fraud, two counts of theft and one count of insurance fraud Thursday. Morris' lawyer released this statement Friday: "Mr. Morris is innocent of the criminal charges against him. This is a civil matter, not a criminal one,... more »
  • Matthew Morris pleads not guilty to 84 charges in Ascension Parish

    April 12, 2017 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted a contractor on 51 counts of charges including contractor fraud after investigators say he scammed 11 victims after the flood. The indictment in Livingston Parish comes two days after a grand jury in Ascension Parish indicted Matthew Morris on... more »
  • Contractor booked in March arrested again in Ascension Play Video

    April 6, 2017 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A contractor arrested on fraud charges, also arrested in Livingston Parish Thursday, was booked in Ascension Parish Friday. Michael Simmers was charged with residential contractor fraud and theft of assets from an aged or disabled person. He is being held at Ascension Parish Jail. Simmers, the owner... more »
  • LPSO looking for wanted contractor accused of fraud

    April 6, 2017 12:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a contractor accused of fraud. LPSO officials say Michael Simmers of Prairieville is wanted on a charge of residential contractor fraud. Simmers is the owner of TWG Contractors. In March, Simmers was charged with one count... more »
  • Baton Rouge chiropractor convicted of tax fraud

    April 3, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A chiropractor is facing a potential prison sentence after pleading guilty to tax fraud. US Attorney Corey Amundson announced Monday that 61-year-old Steven Angle pled guilty to three counts of fliling false tax returns and one count of endeavoring to interfere with the due administration of... more »
  • Spanish police arrest 38, dismantle fake credit card ring

    April 1, 2017 11:30 AM

    MADRID - Spanish police say they have arrested 38 people and dismantled a criminal organization dealing in credit card fraud on an international scale. Authorities said Saturday those arrested were in a ring that specialized in the counterfeit and fraudulent use of credit cards from international banks, which were scammed... more »
  • Contractor accused of not completing work on flood damaged home

    March 30, 2017 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say another contractor has been charged with home improvement fraud after not completing work on a house damaged by the August floods. Chancellor Orlando Porche was charged with one felony count of home improvement fraud Thursday. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • New Orleans man arrested for alleged home repair fraud in Baton Rouge

    March 18, 2017 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE -- A New Orleans man who took payment to replace a roof just after the August floods was arrested Friday on fraud and theft charges. Police say Melvin Hendricks took a $4,200 initial payment and promised to replace a roof at a flood-damaged home, according to Hendricks'... more »
  • Justice for woman who hired contractor accused of scamming victims Play Video

    March 15, 2017 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the dozens of victims allegedly taken advantage of by Complete Construction's Matthew Morris, has some good news. Last month, 2 On Your Side visited the gutted Denham Springs home of Courtney Stricklin. Then, she was dealing with a lien on her home that prevented... more »
  • BRPD: contractor accused of scamming elderly victim

    March 15, 2017 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives have arrested a Denham Springs contractor on multiple fraud charges Wednesday. Police say Andrew Darian was charged with two counts of home improvement fraud, felony theft, misapplication of payment and theft of assets of an aged person. Investigators say two victims,... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to fraud on oil-spill recovery claim

    March 12, 2017 3:26 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A man has pleaded not guilty to charges involving fraud in a $172,800 oil-spill recovery claim in 2010. The Sun Herald reported Saturday that 39-year-old Leonard Charles Thomas said he didn't receive the money by claiming he lost work as a deckhand after the BP oil spill.... more »
  • Woman arrested for trying to cash fraudulent checks, using fraudulent bank accounts

    March 9, 2017 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman was arrested for attempting to cash fraudulent checks from bank accounts that she opened using a 60-year-old's identity. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 31-year-old Lacey Bonaventure for forgery, bank fraud, attempted monetary instrument abuse and theft of assets from an aged/disabled person.... more »
  • Contractor accused of stealing thousands from flood victim arrested a second time

    March 7, 2017 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A South Carolina man has been arrested for contractor fraud a second time after he was accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a flood victim. According to EBRSO, 49-year-old Gregory Gager was arrested Tuesday on charges of home improvement fraud and misapplication of contractor pay.... more »
  • Ex-Miss Mississippi arrested on credit fraud charge

    March 4, 2017 3:29 PM

    FLORA, Miss. - A former Miss Mississippi is facing a credit card fraud charge in Flora. WAPT-TV reports Melinda King Sanders was arrested Thursday at her job in Jackson. WLBT-TV says she was released later that day from the Madison County Detention Center after posting bond. Flora's police chief says... more »
  • Accused fraud contractor arrested by Walker Police Department

    February 23, 2017 9:47 PM

    WALKER - The contractor accused of fraud in Ascension, Livingston, and East Baton Rouge Parishes has been charged again by the Walker Police Department. Walker Police obtained a warrant for Matthew Morris' arrest on charges of residential contractor fraud, contractor misapplication of insurance payments, insurance fraud, and extortion. ... more »
  • Tax preparer accused of costing state nearly $300,000 in false filings

    February 22, 2017 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana tax preparer faces fraud charges for a scheme that cost taxpayers an estimated $300,000. The Louisiana Department of Revenue reported the arrest of Melissa Cato for allegedly altering clients' state income tax returns to claim losses for businesses that did not exist. Auditors with... more »
  • IDs stolen from jailed, arrested people used in tax fraud

    February 21, 2017 10:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a southeast Louisiana woman has acknowledged filing phony tax returns using identification stolen from people who had been jailed or arrested. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a news release that 41-year-old Alicia Washington of Tangipahoa Parish pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and aggravated... more »
  • Contractor accused of scamming flood victims arrested again Play Video

    February 21, 2017 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The contractor wanted for allegedly scamming several flood victims across the Baton Rouge area has been arrested again. Baton Rouge Police say that Matthew Morris, the owner of Complete Construction, was arrested Tuesday morning. Morris was wanted by BRPD, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and Walker Police... more »
  • Authorities searching for suspect in multiple August flood fraud cases

    February 18, 2017 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple police agencies are searching for a man after he allegedly committed contractor fraud against several victims of the 2016 Baton Rouge floods. Matthew Morris, owner of Complete Construction Contractors, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and Walker Police department... more »
  • Businessman gets 2 years in prison for FEMA fraud

    February 18, 2017 2:27 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally obtaining federal grants for a fire department so that it could buy his company's products. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Curtis Roller, of Jonesboro, submitted false information on a May 2009 grant application to the Federal... more »
  • Former Angola prison official pleads guilty to fraud

    February 17, 2017 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A high-ranking official at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud linked to the theft or misuse of as much as $160,000 from a fund meant to improve recreational opportunities for prison employees and their families. The Advocate... more »
  • New info on contractor accused of stealing thousands from flood victim

    February 15, 2017 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A contractor is set to be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail Wednesday after he allegedly took thousands of dollars in payments from a flood victim without completing repairs. According to the victim, she paid 49-year-old Gregory Gager an initial deposit of $2,500, plus... more »
  • Woman taken advantage of by contractor, asking victims come forward Play Video

    February 12, 2017 5:39 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A woman says she was taken advantage of by a contractor, filed a report with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, State Attorney General and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. When she didn't think enough was being done, she took matters into her own hands and tracked... more »
  • Charges refused against contractor accused of fraud

    February 10, 2017 4:51 PM

    UPDATE: District Attorney Ricky Babin said charges against Gregory Gager have been refused and his bond was returned. Babin said the there was not enough evidence to pursue charges. Original story from Feb. 10, 2017: ASCENSION PARISH – A South Carolina contractor was arrested for fraud... more »
  • Women fraudulently receive thousands in disaster aid following flood

    February 9, 2017 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two women have been arrested for fraudulently receiving FEMA funding following the August flood, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry reports. Landry reports that 37-year-old Kimberly Cage and 32-year-old Leslie Munoz Licona were arrested for theft and filing or maintaining false public records. Cage allegedly applied... more »
  • Bond set for $635,000 for contractor overcharging flood victims Play Video

    February 8, 2017 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Wednesday morning after committing contractor fraud in the wake of the August 2016 floods. According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, 39-year-old Matthew Morris of Baton Rouge was arrested after the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office received multiple complaints regarding possible contractor fraud. To... more »
  • Marrero woman charged with embezzling over $500,000 via health care fraud

    February 1, 2017 5:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Marrero woman has been charged with embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Medicaid program. Monica Sylvest, 52, embezzled $536,724 during her time as a practice administrator for a local pediatric clinic from August 2014 through September 2016. She embezzled the money in the... more »
  • Baton Rouge tax preparer arrested for "ghost company" fraud scheme

    January 31, 2017 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge tax preparer faces felony charges for a tax fraud scheme involving “ghost” companies and phony business losses that cost Louisiana taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Joseph A. Gillies of Baton Rouge prepared and submitted hundreds of tax returns that contained fabricated business... more »
  • LaPlace couple charged with contractor fraud in Walker

    January 20, 2017 6:44 PM

    WALKER – Police say a LaPlace couple has been accused of defrauding thousands of dollars from a Walker resident who was impacted by August’s flooding. According to Walker Police, Denny Cutrer and Jennifer Haywood were charged with one count of felony residential contract fraud and misapplication of payments by... more »
  • Two in "Felony Lane Gang" arrested for several vehicle burglaries, fraud crimes

    January 16, 2017 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two women who are affiliated with a Florida gang have been arrested for multiple vehicles burglaries that have occurred around Baton Rouge in the last month. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 44-year-old Tina Eggleston and 20-year-old Erin Brown on several burglary, theft, forgery and... more »
  • US issuing new rules to curb illegal fishing, seafood fraud

    December 31, 2016 12:56 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud. The new protections are called the Seafood Import Monitoring Program. They are designed to stop illegally fished and misidentified seafood from getting into stores and restaurants in the U.S.... more »
  • Zachary man charged with bank fraud for wiring $500,000

    December 8, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Zachary man has been charged with bank fraud after police say he wired $500,000 from three banks. 59-year-old Steven Reich was charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud Thursday. Police say Reich is accused of wiring $500,000 from three... more »
  • Maritime instructor accused of selling fraudulent training certificates

    December 7, 2016 5:40 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – A former Louisiana maritime instructor was charged for allegedly accepting payments to fraudulently certify students. Maurice George, 45, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and eight counts of wire fraud. George allegedly planned a scheme to embezzle $334,892 from his... more »
  • Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

    December 6, 2016 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The justices on Tuesday rejected claims by State Farm that the whistleblower case against the insurer should have been dismissed because its... more »
  • Trump slams CNN over baseless voter fraud claim

    November 28, 2016 11:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is lashing out on Twitter as he faces questions about his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. On Monday night, Trump retweeted a series of messages that were critical of a CNN reporter who called the accusations "blatant and baseless." He then tweeted that CNN "is... more »
  • Trump University lawsuits settled for $25M

    November 18, 2016 4:24 PM

    NEW YORK- New York's attorney general says President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors. The deal announced Friday by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) would settle two class-action lawsuits in California and a... more »
  • Four people arrested for Medicaid fraud

    November 7, 2016 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Four people have been arrested for Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced on Monday. Landry's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested 51-year-old Djuana Richard, 45-year-old Joseph Richardson, 45-year-old Kishawn Holmes and 45-year-old Lynette Dowell. Richard was arrested on four counts on Medicaid fraud for allegedly... more »
  • Craigslist sale too good to be true, warning to others Play Video

    November 2, 2016 6:30 PM

    ST. AMANT - There's a warning to watch out for online scams, especially ahead of the holidays. One man says his Craigslist ad produced a result that was too good to be true. John Ballard called 2 On Your Side to help others avoid becoming a victim. He put... more »
  • Public fear of voter fraud high this year Play Video

    October 31, 2016 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It seems like the phones at the Secretary of State's Office have been ringing with greater ferocity this election season. The agency reports public concern about voter fraud is through the roof, probably thanks to Donald Trump insisting the election is rigged. "It's been extremely busy especially... more »
  • Former officer arrested for failure to appear in court following fraud charges

    October 20, 2016 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former BRPD officer, arrested in 2015 for using a department-issued credit card to make more than $1,450 in unauthorized charges, has been arrested for failure to appear in court. A Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson says Christopher Guerra was rearrested recently. Guerra was arrested... more »
  • Business owner and doctor sentenced in Medicare fraud scheme

    October 19, 2016 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The owner of a New Orleans medical service company and a doctor who served as the company's medical director have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in a $34 million Medicare fraud scheme. The Department of Justice said in a news release Wednesday 60-year-old Elaine Davis,... more »
  • Three women arrested for Medicaid fraud

    October 14, 2016 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The attorney general announced the arrests of three Louisiana women on Medicaid fraud charges. Kaitlyn Hamilton, 30, along with 49-year-old Kerri Morrison, were arrested for submitting falsified service documents. Additionally, 49-year-old Jennifer Franklin was arrested for submitting time sheets and service logs for a patient she... more »
  • Former Amedisys officer sentenced for wire fraud

    October 13, 2016 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors say a former vice president for the health services company Amedisys has been sentenced to four years in prison for a wire fraud scheme that put more than $7.6 million of the company's money in his personal bank accounts. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in... more »
  • Houma woman arrested in insurance fraud scheme

    October 12, 2016 10:23 PM

    HOUMA - Louisiana State Police have arrested a woman accused of fraudulent insurance claims dating back to 2014. 38-year-old Shanta Simmons was arrested Wednesday morning. In March, investigators in the insurance fraud/auto theft unit in Houma were contacted by fraud investigators with Progressive Insurance Company concerning fraudulent claims... more »
  • Avoiding contractor fraud following flood Play Video

    October 12, 2016 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's been more than 1,000 calls to investigators concerning fraud from the flood. As more homes dry out and homeowners prepare to repair their homes, contractors will be hired to rebuild. State Attorney General Jeff Landry says the National Fraud Disaster Center is answering calls... more »
  • Former VP of healthcare company pleads guilty to stealing $7.6 million

    October 12, 2016 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A former corporate executive has been sentenced for stealing more than $7.6 million from a Baton Rouge based health services company. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that 41-year-old Michael David Pitts was sentenced to 48 months in the Bureau of Prisons which will be followed by three... more »
  • Authorities get over 1,200 fraud complaints since La. floods

    October 7, 2016 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have received more than 1,200 disaster fraud complaints related to August's historic flooding in south Louisiana. U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced that tally Friday during a press briefing at the National Center for Disaster Fraud's offices on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. Green... more »
  • 4 plead guilty in health care fraud scheme

    October 6, 2016 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Jan. 5 sentencing date has been set in New Orleans for four people who pleaded guilty in a health care conspiracy case. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a Wednesday news release that the four were part of a scheme involving the distribution of Medicare-funded "talking... more »
  • Used car dealers in Lafayette arrested for fraud scheme

    July 26, 2016 12:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE – The co-owners of a used car dealership in Lafayette face felony charges for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in state sales tax revenues. Shawn Calvit and Michael Laue own and operate Lauco Auto Sales in Lafayette. Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Revenue say the two under... more »
  • Woman accused of fraudulently claiming $16,000 in SNAP benefits

    May 18, 2016 2:25 PM

    AMITE - The Department of Children and Family Services says a woman was arrested after she was accused of claiming more than $16,000 in food stamp benefits to which she was not entitled. 39-year-old Conchita White, of Roseland, was booked on one count of felony theft by fraud before... more »

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